Thursday, January 8, 2009
Catching up on reading
The December break was a great time to catch up on some reading. I reread Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, and loved it as much the second time. The BAA selected The Art of Racing in the Rain as their next title and I blazed through that. The story of a family dealing with love and loss, told through the voice of the family dog. As a companion book, some of us have opted to read Marley and Me, and those who have read it sigh " oh, that is such a great book- and the movie was great too!" soooooooo I will read that next. I had been recommending The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society to so many and finally had the opportunity to read it myself. LOVED IT! The story unfolds in a series of letters between the main character, Juliet, and inhabitants of the island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. The islanders recall their experiences during the German Occupation of WWII, and it is through their correspondence that both Juliet and I fell in love with them.
I am now reading Neil Gaimans' The Graveyard Book which has an unusual premise- a graveyard full of compassionate ghosts are raising a child. To paraphrase an famous quote "It take a whole graveyard to raise a child" Stop by the IMC and let me know what YOU are reading!